As the sophistication of computer-based drawing and painting programs has increased in recent years, the popularity of fantasy art has grown and been taken up by a wider audience. Produced in association with brand-leading magazine ImagineFX, this book instructs readers on a step-by-step basis how to produce top quality digital fantasy images in a variety of styles from manga to gothic. With reference to a small number of creative painting programs (including Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter) which are world standard and suitable for Macintosh and PC, the book explains in plain language, and with the help of step-by-step screen grabs, how to progress from basic 'pencil' roughs to first stage line art and ultimately finished colour art. Included are a gallery of FXpose images by 'Fantasy Masters' such as Alan Lee, Todd Lockwood, Jim Burns, Linda Begkvist and many more. The book also targets specific aspects of art creation, including making your characters lifelike, creating scenes as diverse as manga and fairy woodlands, 3D imagery, speed painting, producing oil, watercolour and other effects
Release Date: 2012
Explains how to use digital painting programs to create science fiction art, with tips and techniques for beginners and details on creating images from the initial line drawings to the finished color art.
Author: Michael Burns
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computer art
Osprey's study of the campaign at Marengo in 1800 during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Having returned from Egypt and seized power as First Consul, Napoleon led the Army of the Reserve against the Austrian Army besieging Genoa. After a period of skirmishing and manoeuvring, Melas, the Austrian commander, launched a surprise attack on the morning of 14 June. The attack initially drove the French back to Marengo village and, despite committing the Consular Guard, by 3pm the French were retreating. Believing he had won, the wounded Melas left the field to his Chief-of-Staff, Zach. The timely arrival of Desaix's Division led by Kellerman's cavalry and the 9e LEgEre threw the Austrians into confusion, turned the battle in Napoleon's favour, thus securing his position as First Consul. It could have been very different.